Grevillea steiglitziana

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Brisbane Ranges grevillea
Grevillea steiglitziana.jpg
Grevillea steiglitziana in the Brisbane Ranges National Park.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Proteales
Family: Proteaceae
Genus: Grevillea
Species: G. steiglitziana
Binomial name
Grevillea steiglitziana
N.A.Wakef.

Grevillea steiglitziana, also known as Brisbane Range grevillea, is a spreading shrub which is endemic to Victoria, Australia. It grows to between 0.7 and 2 metres in height . The flowers, which are greenish-brown with red styles, appear between September and January (early spring to mid summer) in its native range.

The species was first formally described by Norman Wakefield in Victorian Naturalist in 1956.

Grevillea steiglitziana occurs in dry sclerophyll forest in the Brisbane Ranges. It is named after the town of Steiglitz, Victoria. At Brisbane Ranges National Park west of Melbourne, which was invaded by Phytophthora cinnamomi in the 1970s, Grevillea steiglitziana (along with such species as Banksia marginata) was part of a secondary regrowth of understory species after more resistant shrubs such as grasses and sedges had grown back.[1]

The species is listed as "Rare in Victoria" on the Department of Sustainability and Environment's Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weste, Gretna; Ashton, David H. (1994). "Regeneration and Survival of Indigenous Dry Sclerophyll Species in the Brisbane Ranges, Victoria, after a Phytophthora cinnamomi Epidemic". Australian Journal of Botany. 42 (6): 239–53. doi:10.1071/BT9940239. 
  2. ^ "Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria - 2005" (PDF). Department of Sustainability and Environment (Victoria). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 

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